Andrew McMahon quotes

  • And seemingly as winter has become spring, confusion has become insight.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Spring #Winter #Confusion

  • With each new day it becomes more apparent to me that everything and everyone in this world is connected in some beautiful and inexplicable way, and the more I accept that, the more my world seems to come together.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Beautiful #New Day #Together

  • I think human beings make life beautiful. There's a lot of beauty in everything. I think what makes life beautiful is the ability to acknowledge that.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Life #Beautiful #Carpe Diem

  • You can't control what goes on around you, you can't. But for me, I think there's staples of these moments, that crazy moment where you think you're indestructible. That moment where you find out that you're not. And then that moment where all of a sudden you go, okay, I'm not indestructible but I'm gonna be okay. You have this life, and we all have these lives we live but it takes a bit of learning before you realize not every drama's going to kill you and not every hard day has to lead to another one.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Crazy #Drama #Thinking

  • You don't have to push or pull or fight or win, the struggle is illusory. Sometimes or rather, all times, you just have to be.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Struggle #Fighting #Winning

  • It was very easy to kind of, kinda shut off and just, just kinda go crazy and just kinda dive into this or that. You never really take a minute to look around, you know take stock and see where you're at and make sure you're doing things for the right reasons and make sure that you remember to call that person who's really important to you and you know, tell them what's on your mind, and be honest with yourself.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Crazy #Mind #Important

  • I like to watch people have fun and then trip them while they're doing so.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Fun #People #Watches

  • I think that's the most important thing: when life kind of screws you over a little bit, you've got to learn from that experience.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Thinking #Important #Littles

  • This is to the world and how god damn beautiful it is.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Beautiful #World #Enlightening

  • People in the hospital ... call me the wellest man on the ward. That's what's going to sustain me. I have these energy reserves that I somehow can't seem to deplete.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Men #People #Energy

  • You know, frankly, it's like I sort of realized something about life in the past six or eight months - that taking things a day at a time is a blessing and it's an honor and it's something that makes the day that you're living a lot more valuable
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Blessing #Past #Eight

  • ...You know what I mean?
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Mean #Enlightening

  • I don't care what your politics are, but I do suggest you pay attention to the next election and go out and vote. It doesn't matter; you can believe whatever you want to believe, but this is the time everybody should be paying a lot of attention.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Believe #Attention #Care

  • Suddenly it makes sense again. In no haze of mindfulness, staring down at this snow-covered quilt of America, I am the stars exploding. Voice shot down to hell, half sick, half recovered, alive and well and ready. The unknown for now will remain as such and in this moment that feeling is not one of suspension. It is the hopeful unknown. Reaching into the future could only be good now as the past is wrapping itself in ribbons and pleasant packing paper, rarely to be revisited.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Stars #Quilts #Past

  • But planes land and so do I, and suns rise, melting away the grounds cool protection. I am finally free, if only for this moment. And should that be the case, then know that I am throwing a parade in first class as I speak. Art has again saved my life, my love and me. What next? Who really cares? Certainly a toast will be in order. Make mine a double.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Art #Order #Land

  • You're gonna get thrown curve balls left and right, and that's just the way it goes.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Curves #Balls #Way

  • No matter how solid or structured or set you think you are, there is, you know, a very thin line keeping us all from sort of chaos, in some perspective. And you know, I don't view that really as a negative thing at all, but it just is the truth.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Thinking #Views #Perspective

  • If you can drink beer while doing it, it's not a sport
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Sports #Beer #Enlightening

  • If I've learned anything over the past 5 years, it's that you do not know where you're going to be tomorrow. You have to make decisions based on that; it's almost pointless. So, you know, whether I learned, I think I'm pretty aware, pretty conscious of that point to live in the moment. It's a hard lesson, but it's like, I'm trying to learn to quiet my mind down, know what I mean?
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Mean #Past #Thinking

  • I had this idea when I was in the hospital, .. It seems like every year I always have different people come and ask for a Christmas song and it seemed strangely appropriate for me this year because Christmas is the time that I am supposed to be sort of back and up and running and whatnot. So I just wrote a song about returning from this very interesting journey and kind of getting back to normal and getting back to work and my regular life.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Christmas #Running #Song

  • I'm Doctor McMahon with a Ph.D. in sweet-ass rock with an emphasis in set list creation.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Sweet #Doctors #Rocks

  • I swear to much for this to be a television special. Did you guys ever have your mouth washed out with soap? My mom did that to me a lot. I think I swear more because of it. I started liking the taste of soap, I would eat it just to spite her. (pause) I'd bite off bars of soap.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Mom #Thinking #Guy

  • The whole world, myself included, seem to have one thing in common; we're just a crowd of people who don't really fit in anywhere attempting to convince one another that we do. I guess I'll put my sunglasses on and pretend, like everyone else, that I too belong here...
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #People #Sunglasses #World

  • I consider myself a person like everyone else, and I take my time writing my records because I feel like it captures more of who I am. You have a much greater chance of hitting on themes and points...that could play into someone else's life in a larger way.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Writing #Who I Am #Play

  • I've found that falling doesn't always leave you fallen for.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Fall #Found #Fallen

  • Today I felt like a part of something awesome, the human race. I know it can be ugly; it really is in so many ways. But today there was nothing ugly to see, just people trying to be better. And maybe that's the key. Not resolutions and forgotten promises, but instead a commitment to do this year a little better than the last. I'm feeling good about this one. I really am.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Commitment #Keys #Race

  • Things are fragile, but we're all being carried and I think we're all on our path in that sense. As fragile as things are, we're still getting there.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Thinking #Path #Stills

  • I am lucky. I did not choose this life. It chose me. It's strange like that; not picking my path, but rather easing into the water and letting it carry me where it will. Yes, there will be nights where I feel like my destiny is at my fingertips and there will be nights I wish the lights were off and I could just make these sounds in the dark. Still, I will always be there, wherever there might be, staring into blackness hoping the blackness stares back at me.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Dark #Night #Destiny

  • I can say for the first time that I am not afraid, and while this is a feeling that can undoubtedly change with time, I feel cradled by this universe and the immense love that comes from it.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Feelings #Firsts #Immense Love

  • It's easy to love the snow because at the end of every snowstorm it's as if the world has started over. There is no dirt, no footprints, just a layer of seamless, indiscriminate nature connecting everything to everything else. Isn't that the amazing thing about the natural world? You can tear it down, you can drill holes in it, you can ignore its power with all your might, but one morning you wake up and it has selflessly given despite all of our abuse. I think I'll make a snowman.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Morning #Thinking #Snow

  • I have found that searching for insight is more often than not a path to total darkness
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Darkness #Path #Found

  • It's always strange to read the things you've hoped for in the past because by now those hopes may be spoken for or gone, transformed or altogether forgotten. Like time, hope can be so senseless. It can carry us up mountains or lie us in the quicksand. But like time, hope is unstoppable, inevitable, and blind. Sometimes we travel fast, hurdling towards the unknown, sometimes the unknown comes hurdling towards us while we watch time standing still.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Lying #Past #Mountain

  • The freeway is just like veins without a heart.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Heart #Veins

  • The present's just a pleasant interruption to the past.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Past #Interruptions #Pleasant

  • For a moment there I convinced myself I had my back against a wall, and suddenly the only wall I find my back against is that of a 10 by 10 writing shack in Glendale, where the summer days average between 90 and 100 and each song can be quantified in the sweat it took to write it. There is no ac in hell, and sometimes you've got to get down to get up. The train is gaining speed I should think.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Summer #Song #Wall

  • And when I got sick I felt confident that if it was the last thing I ever recorded before I left this earth, I would be really proud of it.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Sick #Would Be #Earth

  • There's no certainty to the next couple of years, but people are paying attention now. And I want to put out a record when people are paying attention, because that's when it has the best chance of being heard.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Couple #Years #People

  • It's your 21st birthday... What are you doing sober at the front row of a concert? Is it your 21st birthday? By the end of the night I promise... we will get you drunk, my friend.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Night #Drunk #21st Birthday

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